Manfred Nowak is co-founder and program director of the Vienna Master. He is a world-renowned professor of international law and human
rights, who taught at many prestigious universities, such as the University of Vienna, Stanford University, Utrecht University, Lund University, Graduate Institute of Geneva, University of
Auckland and Washington College of Law. Manfred is a holder of many prestigious human rights awards, such as Otto Hahn Peace Medal and the UNESCO Price for the Teaching of Human Rights.
Manfred is Secretary General of the Global Campus of Human Rights, which unites 100 universities across all world regions working on and teaching human rights. He is co-founder of one of
the biggest human rights research institutes in Europe, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights. Amongst many international endeavours, Manfred was appointed from 2004 to 2010 Manfred to United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture and from 2016 to 2019 as Independent Expert leading the UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty.